FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Las Cruces, NM.
On September 21, 2016, representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will visit New Mexico State University to present a one day seminar to assist students, educators, entrepreneurs, inventors and the general public in learning more about patents and trademarks. The free program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Milton Hall, room 85, will guide participants through a training and overview on the resources available for innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants interested in attending must register through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2bPjcyJ and receive an NMSU visitor parking pass at https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor/.
Topics discussed at the seminar will include “Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets” and “Conducting a Preliminary Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases.” Tom Turner and Neil Massong, librarians from the USPTO Patent and Trademark Office Resource Center in Alexandria, VA, will lead the day-long training. A panel will also be presenting local resources and the day will conclude with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. The agenda for the program may be found at http://goo.gl/PTZv8m .
Patent and Training Resource Centers (PTRC’s) are a nationwide network of academic, public and state libraries which support inventors, intellectual property attorneys, business people, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, start-up’s, historians and the general public. Services at the resource centers are free and include training on patent and trademark databases, assistance in accessing and using patent and trademark documents and the USPTO website. In addition to offering free electronic services and resources designed to support the intellectual property needs of local and state users, the NMSU Library PTRC will have a staff of USPTO trained librarians to provide specialized assistance on the use of the agency’s patent and trademark databases.
NMSU’s Zuhl Library is the only PTRC in the state of New Mexico and will assist citizens throughout the state seeking patent and trademark protection for their intellectual property. For more information on the September 21 seminar or services offered at NMSU Library’s PTRC, please contact PTRC librarian Paula Johnson at (575) 646-7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.